US EPA makes available chlorpyrifos draft risk assessments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its draft risk assessments for chlorpyrifos for public review. These draft risk assessments are the next stage in the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) registration review process. The draft risk assessments come from an exhaust...Read more

Japanese firms Mitsui and Nisso jointly acquires 56% stake in Bharat Insecticides Ltd

     New Delhi based company Bharat Insecticides Limited, specializing in agrochemical products, is now associated with Mitsui & Co., Ltd., ("Mitsui", Head Office: Tokyo) and Nippon Soda Co., Ltd., (“Nisso”, Head Office: Tokyo). Mitsui and Nisso have acquired 56% stake in BIL throu...Read more

Agrochem companies oppose doubling of Customs duty on pesticides formulation  

     CropLife India, an association of 15  research and development driven crop science companies in the country, has expressed concern at the recent proposed move of the government to double Customs duty on agrochemical formulations to 20 per cent. This would severely hurt the interests of t...Read more

ICAR-NBAIR, Bengaluru successfully control Holotrichia consanguinea

A team of scientists from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, (ICAR-NBAIR) Bengaluru have successfully controlled the White grubs Holotrichia consanguinea with slow release pheromone nanoformulations. The team worked in collaboration with the ICAR-All...Read more

PMFAI to host ICSCE 2020 on 3D virtual platform  

    International Crop-Science Conference & Exhibition (ICSCE) is an exclusive agri- input trade show in India, organised by Pesticides Manufacturers & Formulators Association of India (PMFAI). PMFAI’s ICSCE 2020 is moving this year from Physical to 3d Virtual Platform- an experience of i...Read more

Corteva to launch organic insecticide to control damaging pests  

    Corteva Agriscience is set to launch a new organic insecticide named “Entrust” to the Australian market this October for the sustainable product for its organic certification, favourable environmental profile making it ideally suited to many Integrated Pest Management (IPM) systems.&nbs...Read more

ICAR scientists develops bio pesticide to control Fusarium Wilt in Banana  

  The scientists of Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), have found a cure for one of the most dreaded agricultural diseases. The fungal disease, called Fusarium Wilt, is popularly known as the ‘Panama Disease’ and afflicts banana plants. For the first time, Indian scientists have broug...Read more

 CCFI demands in-depth deliberations in Pesticide Management Bill before clearance  

    The Pesticides Management Bill 2020 (PMB) was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on 23 March 2020 to replace The Insecticides Act 1968, which currently governs the registration, manufacturing, export, sale and use of pesticides in India. While PMB is noble in intent, its many lacunae could end up hurtin...Read more

EU Bio pesticide regulation: Can technology developers survive?  

 BioProtection (known as bio pesticide) solutions present one of the fastest growing sectors in crop protection and pest control, but their development and uptake are being delayed and obstructed in the EU by irrelevant regulations that are preventing them from reaching the market. There is an urgent need for...Read more

LPC Naturals provides solutions to major causes of crop losses

LPC Naturals (, a division of Lackawanna Products Corporation, a privately-owned commodity trading company diversified in marketing agricultural commodities, announced that growers and researchers have provided compelling evidence from field trials that their Beauveria bassiana products, SPE-120 an...Read more

GROPRO launches bio insecticide to control white-flies in greenhouses

  Whiteflies are one of the world's most widespread field, garden, and greenhouse insects. These pale, tiny pests are very dangerous and are known for their devastating effects on most agricultural crops. Worldwide there are over 1500 species of whiteflies, with dozens of those species causing the most tro...Read more

Dhanuka Agritech launches fungicides for grapes

    Agrochemical Formulations company Dhanuka Agritech Limited launched two fungicides - Kirari and Nissodium, a solution for the Grapes Farmer. Kirari is the researched product from M/s Nissan Chemical Corporation, Japan.“And Nissodium is a researched product from M/s Nissa Chemical Eu...Read more